‘It hurts when I touch myself now’ — Sam’s story of ‘conversion therapy’ in Singapore

Sam embarked on a journey of self-discovery in his 20s. He had been through many abusive relationships, and for reasons he couldn’t quite grasp, he’d always felt that something was missing in his life. Sam wanted to get in tune with his emotions. He wanted to heal. 

Opinion

GE2020: Here’s what’s different about Singapore’s election this time

GE2020: Here’s what’s different about Singapore’s election this time

Different place, different people, different times.

The insidious problem of casual sexism and why I called out Okletsgo

The insidious problem of casual sexism and why I called out Okletsgo

‘An apology is made up of both words and actions.’

Everything old is new again: Singapore’s long history with blackface

Everything old is new again: Singapore’s long history with blackface

Can we just admit brownface is wrong?

As a native Singaporean Malay, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ did nothing for me (and that’s okay)

As a native Singaporean Malay, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ did nothing for me (and that’s okay)

[Spoilers ahead, obviously] OPINION — If you came here looking for a review of Crazy Rich Asians, here it is: It’s a well-paced, visually stunning Hollywood rom-com that’s...

We all need to stop using the terms ‘maid’ and ‘helper’ | Opinion

We all need to stop using the terms ‘maid’ and ‘helper’ | Opinion

This op-ed was first published on our sister site Coconuts Jakarta   All of us — governments, employers, the media and each of us, as individuals — need to stop using...

There’s a rising tide of voices wanting musical instruments to be reinstated for Thaipusam

There’s a rising tide of voices wanting musical instruments to be reinstated for Thaipusam

The viral encounter between a group of Hindu devotees and the authorities during the recent Thaipusam procession has certainly ruffled some feathers. Not so much about the...


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